Baptist Women’s Hospital Welcomes New CEO

Kevin Hammeran will assume the role of CEO and administrator of Baptist Women’s Hospital and the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital. Most recently, Hammeran served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at New York Presbyterian, and in that role was the chief administrative officer of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women.

Present CEO and administrator Anita Vaughn, a 43-year Baptist team member, will still play a role in the hospital’s future success by working as a part-time consultant with the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation. Specifically, she will work on projects related to fundraising for the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital and the continuing development of the Universal Parenting Place housed within Baptist Women’s Hospital, while remaining engaged with the community organizations she has led and supported during her career.

Baptist conducted a nationwide search for Vaughn’s successor, and Baptist leadership felt Hammeran had the perfect blend of relevant experience and measurable successes to assume the role.

In his new role, Hammeran will take the lead in facilitating Baptist Children’s Hospital’s relationship with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Monroe Carell has provided Baptist Children’s Hospital’s pediatric clinical staff with additional opportunities for education, skills and training focused on pediatric care. Staff participates in a variety of emergency simulation scenarios.

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Sloane Hospital for Women, where Hammeran had served as CAO since 2010, provides tertiary pediatrics and maternal-fetal medicine for the New York Presbyterian Hospital at its Columbia University campus. Both hospitals are the principal academic affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, an alignment that Hammeran played a critical role in facilitating.

During his time at Morgan Stanley and Sloane Hospital, Hammeran delivered performance metrics in operations, quality, productivity and clinical utilization that substantially exceeded nationally recognized benchmarks. He also directed initiatives to reduce expenses, which resulted in more than $15 million in annual savings, and provided year over year improvements in length of stay and efficient use of resources.

Before coming to Morgan Stanley and Sloane Hospital for Women, Hammeran served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for two different children’s hospitals: Miami Children’s Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He also held various key leadership roles at The Children’s Hospital in Boston and Children’s Hospital Center (now Janet Weis Children’s Hospital) in Danville, Penn.